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the crowd i don't see victims. >> romney and president obama both in ohio today. the real clear average of polls in the last 14 days. there are a bunch of polls in this average, including. >> have it up to ten points, some down to about three, four. this average is right at about five points. governor romney also bringing out some other people on the trail with him today. >> cannot aforfour more years of barack obama failed policy. we have need real recovery. >> things i'm baffled by is the existence of the skills gaffe, at the same time as we have this crazy unemployment. something is fundamentally disconnected. >> okay, the first guy we probably know if you are a golfer. jack nicklaus, golfing, second guy had to look twice. discovery channel "dirty jobs" host. steve hayes, "weekly standard." a.b. stoddarde, associate editor of hill. and kirsten powers from daily beast. she sat down and said i'll get all the e-mail. i'm in charles krauthammer's chair. yom kippur ends at sunset. >> the empty chair. >> left it in his honor. >> bret: what about today on his trail? ohio, the importance. >>
obama. both men spoke to the audience at the bill clinton global initiative today hosted by the former president. and we'll find out just how valuable it is to be a graduate of guantanamo bay. all that plus a foreign policy panel. "special report" from washington starts at 6:00 eastern. now back to new york and my colleagues with "the five." ♪ ♪ >> greg: i work out to that. remember mtv "rock the vote"? it's back with a new ad featuring mylus syrus. >> we will stand our grand. >> we will be brave. >> brave. >> brave. >> we will be heard. >> we will. >> we will. >> we will organize. >> we will vote. >> because we matter. >> because you matter. >> greg: no, you don't. you don't matter. kathy griffin you have jokes older than miley syrus. miley says we will stand our grand. okay. against what? exactly what? what is america doing to today's spoiled mindless celebritys? how has the nation infringed on pop stars? what did we suddenly band? cutoffs? bleach? prescription? oxycontin? if that was the case i'd be with miley. i'm on one of those right now. standing ground on what? the right to
and president obama both expected to speak there shortly. plus the obama administration insists sanctions are working to keep iran's nuclear ambitions in check. others have serious doubts. what happens if the doubters are right? in the race for the white house do the polls paint a fair picture? is there media bias? our "news watch" panel weighs in. all new, all live is "happening now." jon: welcoming jenna lee back from italy. i have hope you had a good --. jenna: our friends maya and pat had an amazing wedding. congratulations to them. back to work today. jon: big day on the campaign trail for the candidates today. we have every angle covered. touchdown tore football fans. i'm jon scott. jenna: i'm jenna lee. first the headline today is that the strike is over. the nfl and the referees union reaching what some are describing as a tentative labor agreement. we'll see if it sticks. this after one of the most tumultuous starts to any starting professional sports season we've seen in recent history. the new agreement puts the pro refs back in their uniforms in time for tonight's game. after
in libya. ed henry is our chief white house correspondent and toking president obama. both men really duking it out on foreign policy all of a sudden. >> that's right. one city, two candidates and two different visions. it's clear that mitt romney is charging that the president is sitting on the side line, not active enough in the middle east. the president, as you noted, his suggestion is look, you can't dictate the facts on the ground in the middle east. some of this has to play out. where we see that most acutely is on iran where mitt romney is suggesting we should be more aggressive, maybe use military action. the president today said give sanctions some more time to work. although he added this caveat. >> that's why a coalition of countries is holding their iranian government accountable. that's why the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> do what we must suggests possible military action down the road. today iran tried to flex its military muscles by saying it has a new drone that can travel what's significant? about that means i
obama urged both sides to get it together. after two days at the table and all the pressure from the outside, the league and the res said though reached a deal to last eight years. pensions? you bet. now the details from rick leventhal. this worked out pretty good. >>guest: it did. the commissioner says this deal would have gotten done this week anyway with or without the call that changed the outcome of monday night football but admits it was a factor to get the two sides to the table and push them to agree. the two sides met for 17 hours on tuesday and 15 hours on wednesday agreeing on the eight-year contract, the longest ever for referees with pentagons and retirement benefits spelled out and a new salary structure from last year's average of $149,000 to $173,000 next year and $205,000 a year in 2019. the commission are says this is a deal that had to get done but it doesn't mean there won't be more bad calls ahead. >> sports are not perfect. life is not perfect. that is why we love sports. you always want did try to avoid the controversial plays particularly at the end of a g
probably get him a win. >> chris: laura, how do you see the debate? what do both obama and romney need to be. >> one point on the debate is the end all and be all. there is not universal consensus there has to be a clear resounding victory for romney. romney has to do well, no doubt about it. the debate falls into the media of romney has to perform and if he he doesn't it is an excuse for another round of in my mind disgustingly biased pieces against mitt romney. i believe bill is exactly right when barack obama was challenged in the univision interview and he was challenged very hard. obama looked uncomfortable when he is really confronted with facts and simply worded questions. i think if mitt romney reminds people we have really 11.7% unemployment and not 8.1% that america's best days ca cannot e behind her, they have to be in front of her. i think having a moment of real leadership and maturity and contrasting that with the president who seems more comfort with ellen or the late night hosts than he is talking to the families of these insider attacks. i think romney has to be mature
of opinions about both men and help undecided voters make up their minds. >> gregg: obama campaign suggests that romney wins the debate by appearing on the stage. is that true? >> there is some truth to that. they are belittling romney by that comment saying that barack obama is the incumbent chief executive. but by standing on the stage, mitt romney will have an opportunity to have his ideas and presentation compared first time, no reporters telling people how it can be interpreted or no analysts or pundits telling them how it should be interpreted. it will give an opportunity for mitt romney, he hopes, romney hopes to call out the president on some of the deceptions of his positions. mitt romney has argued that he does not support abortion with the exception of rape and incest and life of the mother. barack obama campaign has suggested romney shares paul ryan's view that doesn't have exception. he says the auto bailout, so that is romney is looking for and in case of president obama. what he with a really wants to do is make sure this doesn't become a discussion in the last three and a ha
.com. >>> at the same time we are getting this information regarding the libya investigation, both president obama and governor romney are out on the campaign trail in the crucial swing state of ohio. the president's in bowling green, ohio, governor romney's in bedford heights. there's a lot going on in this election. now with respect to foreign policy as well as domestic policy. we're going to be monitoring both of these events. as any news is made, we will bring it to you and, of course, you can watch the remarks streaming live at foxnews.com. we'll bring you a report next hour on what the two men said. >>> well, there are new developments in the facebook ban of a book written by a frequent guest of "america live" who you will know. we'll show you what the social networking site is now saying for itself after it said no to a conservative author's book. >>> plus, there's breaking news today about the nfl crisis that has become so controversial, even i know about it. [laughter] it is the number one story in the country, actually, nfl hall of famer fran tarkenton will join us live to put this persp
from fox this monday night. the race for the white house both president obama and the republic presidential nominee mitt romney are out west right now getting ready for their first debate this wednesday. there are a total of three presidential debates scheduled. the first one at the university of denver set to focus on domestic issues. it comes as the new national poll from "the washington post and abc news finds president obama leading 499% to 47% nationally. that's well within the margin of error. but national polls don't actually tell it the whole story because this election will be decided by a handful of swing states. both are spending a lot of time and a lot of money president obama is opening up some sleedz. this first debate could give the president more momentum or help governor romney reverse the trend and shake up the race. both campaigns are trying to down play expectations of what we'll see on wednesday. we have team fox coverage tonight ed henry on the president. first, john roberts covering governor romney's campaign for us. i know they are down playing expectati
and impartial in their coverage. that's been true in my experience with both bush and obama. >> greta: equal opportunity yelled at. that's good. jake, thank you. >> thank you, greta. >> greta: iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad who called for israel to be wiped off the met is set to speak at the u.n. why is that speaking even more outrage than usual? because wednesday's yom kippur, the holiest jewish holiday of the year. we spoke with former new york mayor rudy giuliani about the controversy. mayor, nice to see you. >> nice to see you too. >> greta: i want to start with president ahmadinejad, your view of him coming to the united states and addressing the general assembly once again. >> i've always thought it was an outrage that he come. we used to be successful keeping people out like him in the past. but, you know, it happens. this guy is a -- i don't know what it is. he's obviously a killer, a murderer. i think a maniac. someone who has announced over and over again that he wants to see the destruction of the state of israel. in many ways he'd like to see the destruction of the united
toss upstate, president obama and governor romney both campaigning in the same battleground state today. we'll take you straight to ohio and talk about the strategies there, plus violent protests in two european capitols. latest fall outs from efforts to slash out of control government spending. what the street battles you're seeing across the pond there mean for our economic future. and finding justice for an american couple murdered in a tropical paradise. it's all happening now. and back to the big story of the day, iranian mahmoud ahmadinejad getting set to address the u.n. general assembly. hello, everyone, i'm arthe arthel nevel in for jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. mahmoud ahmadinejad delivering what is expected to be his final speech to the u.n. as president of the islamic republic. this caps a week of belligerent receipt particular. on tuesday he called for a new world order, free from what he calls american bullying. all this has governor mitt romney and the republican national committee hit the president hard on foreign policy, releasing a scathing attack being the president'
. >> back to our top story about lawmakers from both sides of the aisle. demanding answers from the obama administration on the terrorist attack in benghazi, libya. that claimed four american lives. with election day, roughly five weeks away, the question is whether the situation in libya and the accusations of a cover-up by the administration is what we now know is a terror attack, mounted this election season's october surprise. the term was coined in 1980 when some believe that jimmy carter was planning a last minute gear to secure the release of american hostages in iran. saying that they refused to free the hostages until after the presidential elections. in october 30 headline reading hostage debate postponed. in the end, the hostages were freed within minutes of ronald reagan's inauguration. in 1992 when an independent counsel announced the indictment questioning president george w. bush's role. he wound up losing that election to president clinton. eight years later, his son faces own october surprise. d been arrestede election day, for drunk driving decades earlier. despite the h
are at the bases of both of these parties. it looks like the obama camp there is gaining a lot of traction as well. >> it was a 10 point lead in terms of great interest now it's a 4-point lead. this all tracks with the sense that the election is moving in obama's direction, which is why this debate next wednesday, the first presidential debate is so information, because it rile is romney's last, best chance to change the dynamic: people ask me how does very to do it. i think it's very similar people. tens of millions are americans will be watching that debate. after that they have to say, i was for obama, now i think i'm for romney. he if he can achieve that. it doesn't have to be a knockout. people have to have a second thought. i thought i was for the president, and now i'm not. if he will have achieved that that will be a very sec full bee date for him. and that is a tall order. martha: some pry people away that are already decided is a more middable task for mitt romney. you can read this their press releases that the romney camp is working hard to lower the expectations. they are saying pres
have reported, president obama and governor romney are both campaigning in ohio today. and with early voting an option in dozen of states this year many americans could cast their ballots before the presidential debates even begin. shannon bream is live in washington tonight. what's the thinking about who stands to gain from this early voting, shannon? >> well, shepard, the president dominated in early voting in 2000 2008. it wasn't even close. political experts like michael mcdonald who is a professor at george mason thinks it's going to be a whole lot closer this time around in 2012. >> republicans are more enthused than in 2008. so that's -- there will be motivation among republicans to vote. plus, we have a romney campaign that's investing in early voting much more so than the mccain campaign did in 2008. >> by the way, in the last presidential election, some 400,000 early mail-in ballots were thrown out. mostly for is he simple mistakes things like postage and forgetting to sign it mail-in ballots do tend to skew more toward g.o.p. voters. shep? >> shepard: first debate a week fr
doing gregg. >> president obama and mitt romney both playing like it's high school cramming for the first presidential debate. both side acknowledge it could make-or-break the race to the white house. bret baier and larry sabato will be here to weigh in on this. another issue that could influence the election is the white house response to the murder of four u.s. diplomats in libya, what we are learning about it today. is the mainstream media ignoring mitt romney's strength among independent voters, is there by as overall. we'll investigate. bill: he is a tsa screener caught with more than $800,000 worth of other people's stuff. martha: lovely. bill: why he says he's not nearly the only one. martha: that bakes it better makes it better. another day and incident with lindsay lohan that involves police, surprise, surprise, why she said she was assaulted in a hotel room, next. ♪ is there anybody going to listen to my story all about the girl who came to stay. she's the kind of girl you want so much it makes you sorry, still you don't regret a single day. ♪ ♪ how about...b
. both campaigns ready for a high stakes night that could be pivotal. polls show the race is neck and neck but president obama has open up leads in self key swing states. one is colorado. that is where the first presidential debate is on wednesday night. both have been trying to lower expectations thinking if voters do not expect too much whatever you get could be impressive. president obama is at a disadvantage in the expectations game. there a new abc news-washington post poll showing the majority of voters think he will win the debate. only 29 percent expect romney will be on top. ed henry is in nevada this afternoon where the president is preparing for the debates. john roberts, first, though, with the other campaign. what is the romney camp up to? >>reporter: they are headed to denver with a big rally at wings over the rockies air and space museum. what we will see tonight is a shift in strategy. the governor's attempts at framing this as a referendum on president obama have not been working. he now is saying this is a choice for two very different futures for america. he is
report" we show you both candidates in the buckeye state. president obama trying to shore up a constituencies, young voters with trips to bolling green state and kent state university. mitt romney had ohio star power with him. golfing legend jack nicklaus was on hand. at this hour he's attending a rally in toledo. amessed to the united nations general assembly his country is threatened by uncivilized zionist, reference to israel concern over their nuclear program. and p obama acknowledged the deadly assault in libya was terrorism but he did it to the press secretary jay carney. republican lawmakers want answers. "special report" from washington starts at 6:00. now have back to new york and "the five." ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> eric: senator harry reid lost his marbles? listen to the senate majority leader call romney's mormonism in question. >> there are a lot of members of the lds church, latter day-saints church. they understand that he is not the face of mormonism. >> eric: but he is no stranger to outrageous claims. >> the word is out he hasn't paid any taxes for ten years. let
debated both president obama and governor romney. will a record number of americans be watching wednesday? is governor christie right, will this turn the presidential race upside down in byron? >> mitt romney at the south carolina primary, newt gingrich cleaned his clock. helhelp headedthey were headed o florida. romney felt he had his back to the wall, and he beat gingrich in both debates in florida. that's the spirit romney needs. he needs to do that well. >> greta: will he, steve hayes? reticent on this libya thing, he backed away a little bit. >> yeah. i think the tone of the romney campaign, particularly over the last week, has been a softer tone. they haven't wanted to be as confrontational with president obama. you have this line that mitt romney has been saying now throughout the entire, you know, election, president obama's a really nice guy, he's in over his head. i don't think that's the right attitude to take into the debate. i think he'll have to be aggressive. he'll have to be confrontational. doesn't mean he has to be nasty. there's a difference, but he has to be very aggre
of president obama coming from both republicans and democrats today. critics raising questions dies after a series of new poles show president obama with a significant lead in several key swing states. the romney campaign quickly responded casting doubt on those numbers. here's what they said. >> it is not consistent with our polling, steve. i'm struck by a couple things. one three swing state polls out today. in every sipping gel one of them they have a democratic voter participation that is higher than the participation in the electorate in 2008. i don't know anyone on the ground in any of these swing states who believes that there will be a higher democratic percentage of the electorate in 2012 than there was in 2008. martha: doug schoen, former pollster to president bill clinton. monica crowley, radio talk show host. both fox news contributors. good to have you this morning. hi, there. is that true, doug? i mean that they're skewing, that they're showing higher turnout, those polls are assuming a higher democratic turnout now than in '08 when we know it was huge? >> yes, that is corre
, both sides had their surrogates out yesterday. mr. obama's side reminded everybody, look, governor romney has done a couple dozen debates over the last year or so. he's really good at it. so they're trying to tamp down expectations. then you got chris christie going out there saying, i think mitt romney is going to have an extraordinarily great wednesday night. everything is going to turn upside down. wait until thursday morning. everybody is going to be talking about how -- and i'm paraphrasing -- mitt romney kicked some butt. >> gretchen: it's so important to see these two men face-to-face on a stage together because look at your screen now. this is how we've seen them for the last couple of months. they might be in the same state, but they're not together. they're not on the same stage together. so really what you're learning about the candidates is what they're saying individually. not against each other. not necessarily being asked the same question at the same time. not being able to take each other to task and say, but wait a minute, you said this or you said that. i think t
zero for both presidential candidates day. president obama was in virginia beach on the day the economic growth numbers were revised downward from 1.7% to 1.3%. mitt romney was in springfield talking about the downward revision. we have fox news polls. "special report" from washington starts at 6:00 eastern now. we send it back to new york and "the five." ♪ ♪ >> kimberly: so, do women care about what is happening to america in the last four years? apparently not. according to stephanie cutter, president obama's deputy campaign manager. >> what you find most often with women, they are not concerned about what happened in the last four years. >> kimberly: that is not what ann romney has been hearing. she spoke to greta last night. >> i will tell you four years ago, women that would speak to me had a lot of different concerns on their mind. this time around, it is nearly universal. that they are talking about jobs, the economy, their future. they are talking about debt, entitlement and everything that is so critical we make sure that we get ahold on this economy. >> kimberl
for president obama and mitt romney. an awful lot of scene setting going on on both sides. here is a little bit from the obama camp. >> the president is not satisfied. we have come a long way from when we were losing 800,000 jobs a month in january when took office. we now created five million private sector jobs. >> and they say that things are getting better but the president recognizes they are not as much and as well as things as the voters with like to have. as for the romney campaign they have been working on one liners and zingers but also recognize that this is a three presidential debate and four overall debates with one vice presidential matchup coming forward. they are looking at sort of spreading this over the course of october and hope they will be able to turn around the polls. they argue the polls are skewed towards democrats and closer than everybody thinks but recognize it is up to the debates to turn things around for mr. romney in the final five and a half weeks before the campaign, shannon. >> shannon: i will be watching. thank you. >>> they biked from california to new jers
to a course of conduct by the obama administration for 3 1/2 years of just utter disdain for both prime minister netanyahu and the state of israel. and it's simply one more brick in the wall of the case that the president's perfectly prepared to isolate israel and that he does not hold the u.s./israel relationship in the same high regard as every other president going back to harry truman. so i think it's consistent with the administration's effort to distance itself from israel, which has been manifested so many other ways as well. >> greta: all right. well, it's a small point. may be bad manners. certainly pale in consideration to the more important issues of nuclear weapons. ambassador, thank you, sir. >> thank you. >> greta: straight ahead, is governor romney taking the lead? could that possibly be true? dick morris said there's more to the polls than meet the eyes. dick morris is here dick. also former secretary of state henry kissinger, does he think the u.s. should draw a red line to stop the nuclear build-up? you'll hear coming up. plus, sparks fly as ann coulter took on the lad
obama, not a good president, but a terrific campaigner? >> well, it's both. i happen to think least a better president, but that doesn't matter, most of the american people don't think he is. why did he not meet with these heads of state, he went on "the view"? very simple, he's trying to get married women. he does very well among single women but needs to get the margin on married women down. so this is all about now demographics. he's campaigning, and he doesn't care about -- as far as he's concerned, he's in campaign mode, and he'll stay there. and he's good at it. gregg: how important is it for romney to do well in wednesday's debates, in all of the debates? >> if he doesn't do well in this first debate, the game is other. gregg: really? >> there's a lot of people starting to write it off now, the momentum of the polls is going towards the president, he's got to turn this thing back around. gregg: what does "well" mean in your mind? >> he has to put some substance on the table that people are going to be talking about. we're sitting here next week, we have to be talking about ho
-- it deals with some reality. she gives ohio to obama. what that does, she also puts virginia in the obama column as well. but she still has romney winning this thing with 270 electoral votes. the problem is how she does. romney winsness and colorado, both possibilities. but she does this giving romney wisconsin something i think will be a tough, very tough road for romney to pull off. which points out why virginia is so important. why ohio. the 3-2-1 strategy we started with in april. romney has to pull one of those two states out. if he winnings both of them, he is probably president. but this map points to how problematic it is without those two states. >> bret: karl? >> it shows how problematic is it for the president, because i think ohio is going to be up to grabs to the end. but things are starting to look better there. and virginia has been moving in the republican direction. and north carolina, which heretofore was a battleground. widespread acceptance president won't carry that. we never talked about indiana which he won last time around and is in the republican column. this will
to see mitt romney square off with president obama and visions for the country. we are starting to see both campaigns to lower expectations for both candidates but this is last chance that romney have to voters take him seriously. >> gregg: i think the trick is for romney at least to come across as krebld and trust worthy and to have the better plan for the economy, that seems to be pretty clear. i wanted to point your attention to a recent bloomberg poll. one in five voters are persuadable and more of them actually tilt republican and lean in romney's direction. 41% says he has laid out a better economic vision compared to 25% saying the president has. are those folks, erin, really what both of candidates are aiming for here. they got to get some of that 20%? >> there is no question about that. how we know that is the other day president obama was campaigning down in virginia. he made that very remark. he was saying i know i have supporters out there in the audience but i wanted to talk to some of the folks who are watching on tv who may not be my supporters. mitt romney in some of hi
. he points to the obama administration ideology being at fault both before the attack and afterwards. that's important to understand. before the attack we clearly didn't suspect it was coming. that's due to an intelligence failure in the sense we looked for information and couldn't get it or if the ideological reason applied they didn't think we needed to ask for the information. al qaeda has been defeated, the war on terror is over, libya is a great success, what could go wrong. obviously it did go wrong. but if the administration from the top down isn't processing reality, this is the kind of tragedy you. bill: you are pinpointing the ideology. so this was their mental thinking about the condition of the arab world or that region or libya specifically do you think? >> i think very broadly. it goes to president obama's view of america's place in the world. it's a corollary to what he thinks america' domestic structure looks like. it made him in the case of libya and kay row and elsewhere -- libya and cairo and elsewhere in the region to see the islamists' rise. it was a brother and
? >>guest: it could cut both ways. they could be spurred into action, they do not like president obama. they could be spurred to action in the campaign to work harder. >>imus: whose backers are more rabid, more jazzed? that is kind of, you know, ethereal. >>guest: a lot of republicans think, wait, this is the time after "hope and change" where a lot of liberals are disappointed in the president. two years after the tea party spurred a big takeover of congress, as well. i think, personally, that the republicans are more injuriesed than -- energized than the democrats in a time the economy did not turn around and president obama did not do things the supporters hoped for. >>neil: always good to talk to you. a fellow that probably shares the action act view, bob beckel, star of "the view." you agree this boomerangs on the president? >>guest: i don't agree at all. a nice fellow but let me stick to the poll if i could. first all, it could cut both ways. you could say, the romney people say if we are that far behind, why bother? it is better not to have your bases for the be there because of
to break down the details. plus, on the eve of the first presidential debate both president obama and governor mitt romney are hard at work on their final preps. we'll have an update from the campaign trail next. gregg: there are plans to hold peace talk with the taliban and they've now collapsed, this as nato commander's try to find a new way to boost stability in the region as forces begin to head home. national security correspondent jennifer griffin has the details from the pentagon. how seriously did the u.s. military take these peace talks with the taliban. >> not very. this was essentially a state-department-led idea from with some backing from the white house and the president's national security advisers over at the white house when richard holbrooke was still alive as ambassador and envoy to pakistan he backed the idea because many military commander's believed you could not shoot yourself out of this war, out of the war in afghanistan. the pentagon also never believed that they could negotiate he with elements loyal to mullah omar or the a cane the aquani network. the p
to environment, it's a clear choice. i'm voter for president obama. >> it's a clear choice. no secret, one day before the first debate, both campaigns are focusing op women voters. especially here in colorado. >> we want to know that america is going to be okay. >> diana is a hair stylist who will soon own her own business. she says she is still not sure who will get her vote. >> i'm still trying to figure it out. i do a lot of research. i read a lot. i want to make sure i pick the best candidate. i don't want to go by hearsay or what everybody else is doing. >> she see dark economic clouds on the horizon. >> people are afraid of losing social security, and benefits. it's hard. it's hard to feel safe right now. >> with me with politics how is the economy looking? how is the economy doing? >> nancy collins out with her dog buttercup says ideally she wants a candidate who shares her family values but says economic issues trump everything else. >> i don't like where we are right now and i don't agree the policies considering them happening here. but we came out of the worst economy. in how many y
leer round of attack, iran is closer to having a weapon. >> bill: is president obama weak or strong in protecting americans from the iranian nuclear threat? we'll hear both sides so you can decide. >> i want you to remember that the house they were standing in, the house my family has the privilege of living in, that house was built in part by slaves. >> bill: why is the first lady invoking images of slavery to make a point? we will tell you. >> we have a -- (bleep). >> bill: has madonna totally lost it? what the heck she talk being? we'll show you one of the most bizarre displays we've ever seen. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. "the factor" begins right now. >> bill: hi. i'm bill o'reilly. thank you for watching us tonight. is president obama protecting us against the danger from iran? that's the subject of this evening's talking points me mow. the campaign is heating up. the iranian minority ahmadinejab in new york today threatening jews and demeaning gay people. that's what the man does. ahmadinejab is also presiding over the building of a nuclear weapon. thus,
who voted for president obama in 2008. who over the course of four years were having a hard time in the economy. things are going so tough. they are disillusioned now going to vote for romney. they are both going after the target. it's all fair, right? >> andrea: listen to what they are saying about republicans, greg. maybe not so fair. eva longoria refers to anyone who criticizes obama as extremist. sheryl crow said the tea party is stupid and they don't know what they're angry at. my personal favorite, gloria steinham said of republican women, i mean, they think they bet dore what the powerful men tell them to do or they'll be in even more trouble. wow! >> bob: with all you respect, you and dana may not be at the table if it weren't for gloria steinham. she aided women going to college. it's not funny. she blazed a trail and deserves not the rest of the boombah whatever they're called but this woman is a historical figure in the women's group. >> andrea: the women's movement did a lot. she sits and insults women like dana. that is not a rallying cry for women. >> bob: she shoul
this is an end run that while it's not illegal in any way, it is highly unusual. in 2009 president obama did send a memo to both the justice and defense d.s to arrange for ownership of the facility and prepare to take on federal prisoners, possibly some from guantanamo bay. a number of republican lawmakers, chief among them congressman frank wolf from virginia, led efforts to block the use of federal dollars so it couldn't be bought. wolf has also said he does not trust the defense department not to send gitmo prisoners to how thompson. senator dick durbin's office confirms the sale. you mentioned the amount, $165 million, and apparently this is a direct deal between the federal government and illinois meaning congress is not involved. durbin's office also says today that gitmo prisoners are not going to be located at this facility. that is the official word. we're working to conform more now -- confirm more now. alisyn: all right, shannon, thanks so much for that update. >>> serious new questions about the government's response to the fort hood massacre near he three afters -- nearly three years
to determine what kind of america they want to live in. a mitt romney america or a barak obama america. >> gretchen: so no doubt that the two teams who are preparing both of these candidates are saying a lot of time figuring out, what are the negatives about the other guy or how do you get under the skin of the other guy to make it to your advantage with the american people? so last night charles krauthammer on "special report" had his theory about how mitt romney might be able to get under the skin of president obama. >> i the his one weak point is that he is thin skinned. you occasionally will see it in a press conference and if romney can manage to get under his skin in some way, i think that actually happened in 08 one or two of the clinton debates, i think it could sort of puncture that aura that obama has. one thing that's going to help romney is that simply being on the stage is always true of the challenger. just being on the same stage as the president, instantly raises your stature. >> gretchen: that's interesting. the other interesting thing is if off chance, check out the "
from news organizations spending more time defending president obama. 47% in this poll to 16% for defend will romney they say or 21% both. and this poll taken the week of september 24th through the 26th after the unfolding of all of this. >> here we are with under 40 days to go, will foreign policy become a greater issue as we go downtown stretch? let's hope so and let's home they can find 2, 3, 5 minutes to address this on wednesday night's debate. i know it is not scheduled to address that domestic healthcare specifically. foreign policy is off the table. look, let's get it back on the table there should always be five minutes carved out to address the most important matters of the kay. >> at the end of the day. president obama at the d ng -- dnc. killing usama bin laden. rounding up top al qaeda leaders. more drone strikes than president bush. i don't think they switch on libya. seen as success story. charles krauthammer weighing in on his thoughts on the way this is playing out on national television and on the media listen. >> look, the way if you look at specific issues
now just three days away, and both candidates working on last minute debate prep and as we mentioned earlier, president obama is in nevada where he's holding a campaign rally and journalists confirming, governor romney arrived at boston headquarters to prep. landing in colorado where the debate show downs takes place, anchor special report bret baier. he'll join me with his take. some including the vice-presidential nominee, paul ryan, says a debate could change the game. >> it's possible. you have some columnists writing in this is the super bowl of politics and debates are because the political world and even folks who have been paying attention to politics start to listen and they watch, especially the first date. and standing the challengers standing alongside the president of the united states, confronting some things you've only seen confronted on commercials, that's an opportunity for the challenger to make a mark. >> however, in the big picket, can it change the dynamic completely? i don't know. you have to, you know, depending on races past, one debate doesn't really do it,
his events with this pitch. >> i need you to find people who went out there and voted for obama and convince him to join our team. >> in an interview with fox news, romney and ryan both blasted the president for refusing to call the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya terrorism. when his own administration has already done so. >> it's clear that it was a terrorist act. if al-qaeda assassinates american diplomats, that is an act of terror. that's what this was. that's what has been explained by other member administration. white house doesn't want to admit it. that's what happens. it's a very troubling and disturbing development. >> i think when the president said that the developments in the middle east are like bumps in the road, he badly misunderstands the nature of what is happening in the middle east. not just the assassination of our diplomats but a muslim brotherhood leader becoming president of egypt. 20,000 people killed in syria. development in middle east far from bumps in the road. >> de stating the military with the defense cut. equivocating when you speak overseas
at the benghazi compound. we'll explore detailed timeline for what the obama administration did and said in the hours and days following the deadly attack. this is the final weekend before the first presidential debate. both candidates are preparing and raising cash for final six weeks. there is plenty of financial worry in europe tonight. big decisions are made in spain, greece, and france. we'll have a report tonight from london. it's friday. that means the friday lightning round. "special report" from washington starts at 6:00 eastern. now send it back to new york and "the five." ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> kimberly: welcome back to "the five." last night on "the factor" bill o'reilly had the observation about the american electorate. >> no one knows how many american voters are uninformed folks who vote on whims but safe to say the group is substantial especially in a time when social media is diverting attention away from important issues. if you look at newspaper circulation, and tv news ratings you might come to the conclusion that half the country is simply uninformed. they don't know any
of hezbollah and hamas, both groups have used of suicide bombers. there is delaware going on here. for a long time there has, there has been diplomacy going on. they have been talking about an israeli strike that obama administration was not something they want to see. that looks lie the prime minister gave an olive branch and move the time line back. he did meet with secretary of state hillary clinton yesterday. today he was requested a meeting with president obama in washington, however that request was denied. he is seeing the president's schedule and we hear now he has three campaign events scheduled. >> thanks so much. i was bit surprised by the poster board and the bomb. did that capture everybody by surprise? >> i'm sorry. in many way we were surprised. >> you were surprised. >> gretchen: let's explain what happened, because people in tv, you are clear probably and brian had a question. >> i also listen to the producer who is boss and i'm going listen to brian. everyone in some way was shocked but not really surprised. prime minister netanyahu is known for showmanship, that he has done
immediate why it has never gone in support of a candidate, both in terms of the coverage of libya, what we are not being told, and, also, on the polls. they have a narrative. the narrative is obama is winning big. they have producing -- been producing polls that show that. they are getting a lot of democrats and they doing polls on race, age, sex and more. these are news organizations that are supposed to be broke, cutting news staffs and they are spending thousands and thousands on the state presidents that are very, in my opinion, flawed. what they doing, is a narrative that obama has won. at this stage, that is what matters and influences dough increases, it influences people working the campaign and it influences streeters. >>neil: here is where i remove my sinister thinking. i will say this: how can there be such a disconnect between national polls that are relatively tight and swing state polls that are not? they are tighter than a few days ago. the media is not telling you that. but how do you have that kind of a disconnect? >>guest: i have a question because request get it. i know
policy. because two weeks before september 11th, we heard at the dnc, you and i both did together. hey, gm is alive and osama bin laden is dead, that's not foreign policy so mitt romney has a grand opportunity to raise his poll numbers by putting obama's feet to the fire. >> there's only one candidate who politicized the death of four american heroes, you know, late at night on september 11th and he was really rebuked by many leading republicans for how, you know, just not ready for prime time he was. i think he showed his lack of depth and experience on foreign policy clearly on september 11th, but i think, you know, all of the calls and points to that this is a coverup is-- it's really laughable in a sense. i don't want to, you know, take away from the seriousness of the loss of american life, but you know, my mom always says, i look for love in all the wrong places. republicans and angela, you and your counterparts are looking for a coverup in all the wrong places. >> i have not said one time it's a coverup. i believe that susan rice was a good foot soldier for the administration, b
pretty much into the weeds on both sides. they wanted to know what exactly was going to happen, how it was going to affect them and how either person was going to turn the country around. the obama supporters say give the president more time, he hasn't had enough time to turn it around, the romney supporters say, listen it's just a failed operation and this is a businessman who can turn the country around. i think it's really a swing state, and this is a swing county inside a swing state. it's going to be fascinating over the next 48 hours. jenna: it makes it all the more interesting to watch your reporting tonight. thank you very much, bret baier will be part of our coverage at the debate. you can catch it right here on your election headquarters on wednesday night starting at 8:55 eastern time, certainly a debate not to be missed at all. gregg: it's going to be a good one upwards of 50 million expected to be stafpg. jenna: larry sabato says more people say they watch the debates than actually do. gregg: they are kind of ashamed they didn't really watch? there is no football that n
to win. >> it works both ways. if your candidate is with a up, you won't go. i think rush has a point. i don't think obama is up double digits in these states. because these polls are taking g 2008. do i think he's up 10, 12 points in these battleground states? i don't think so. >> greta: i guess the debates become all the more important. >> i think it's an opportunity for mitt romney to move the polls in his direction. if you're the romney campaign, you can't rely on them to change the trajectory of the race, but they matter. >> greta: think how important the comments are after everyone says who won and who didn't. >> historically debates have had limited effects. >> greta: we'll see this time. straight ahead, mayor mia love could be the first black republican in congress, and now police are tracking threats against here. she's about to go on the record. that's next. with the fidelity stock screener, you can try strategies from independent experts and see wh criteria they use. such as a 5% yield on dividend-paying stocks. then you can customize the strategies and narrow down to exactly
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